Deerfield sash - (Sashes)
A version of a sash from the Memorial Hall Collection at Deerfield, MA. To keep the cost down this sash is 3 x 32 plus fringes, rather than the 72" w/o fringes like the original. The shorter length is in keeping with most surviving sashes from the 18th century.
"Eunice Kanenstehawi Williams and her husband Arosen reportedly gave this sash to Eunice's brother, the Reverend Stephen Williams of Longmeadow, Massachusetts. Eunice and Stephen had both been captives of the 1704 raid on Deerfield, Massachusetts, but Eunice elected to remain with her Kanienkehaka (Mohawk) family at Kahnawake in Canada.
Date: 1700 - 1750
Materials: Wool, beads, hemp
Dimensions: L: 72 in.(182.8 cm.), W: 3 in.(7.6 cm.)
Accession #: IR.A.24"
Madder dyed and beads woven in on hemp thread like the original.